Latest articles on Bloemfontein

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Stay in China, government tells homesick South Africans

As ‘impisoned’ children at epicentre cry to be reunited with their parents, top official says families mustn’t be ungrateful

The secret ‘Warmonger’ at the SSA

A listening device acquired by the agency is at the centre of an alleged R600-million fraud operation

Four small towns in the Free State worth visiting

What do we know about the central Free State province?

Malema tells EFF supporters to seize white-owned land, defying court

The EFF leader appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court to face charges of inciting his supporters to take over land in 2014.

New life recalls ‘mad’ SA hero

Rejected by the Empire, beloved in South Africa, Hobhouse stood for justice, feminism and pacifism

Bloemfontein blues: Retracing my student days in my old university town

Ishay Govender-Ypma revisits raw and vivid memories of her coming of age in Bloemfontein.

Bloemfontein bites the dust: 7 pictures of the sandstorm

Bloemfontein in the Free State is covered in a cloud of dust as the city experiences a sandstorm. Here are seven awesome pictures.

Motsoaledi launches free HPV vaccine for schoolgirls

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched an HPV vaccine programme for grade four girls in all government schools.

Visit the Mail & Guardian‘s Coronavirus Hub for the latest data and advice on the disease in South Africa.

Click here for more.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Three million jobs lost and hunger surging amid Covid-19 crisis — survey

Income shocks and the breakdowns in social protection schemes have had consequences for hunger and food insecurity in South Africa

Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Press Releases

New Bentley Bentayga – The definitive luxury SUV

The Bentayga combines the abilities of a performance grand tourer with a luxury limousine, a spacious family car and an off-roader

Galaxy A21s captures imagination of the youth

Samsung's latest Galaxy A devices are loved by their users and provide a range of awesome features that are truly important to them

SafetyWallet and First Aid Level 1

Basic First Aid is an industry standard and it is the basic requirement in working environments that employers need to have in place

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday